Preferred Growing Conditions
- Soft leaved
- Improved palatability
- Endophyte free
- Not always winter hardy
Growing forage and turf seed is a great way not only to diversify the risk and spread out your farm workload, but to also be able to take advantage of two separate uses from a single field – income from the seed crop, and also the straw and forage regrowth that is produced as a by-product in some crops.
Annual ryegrass has been grown for forage production by farmers in Western Canada for many years, but when it comes to seed production, it’s typically been an afterthought.
However, you may want to rethink that approach and start taking a closer look at what annual ryegrass has to offer, says Scott Davie, a Seed Production Specialist with BrettYoung.